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There are 4 ways to get from Reading to Shiplake College by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 800 bus  •  25 min

  1. Take the line 800 bus from Lower Caversham, Washington Road to Shiplake, The Plowden Arms 800

£3 - £6

3 alternative options

Train  •  55 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Twyford
  2. Take the train from Twyford to Wargrave

£5 - £11

Taxi  •  9 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to Shiplake College 5.1 miles

£14 - £18

Drive  •  9 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Shiplake College 5.1 miles

£1 - £2

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The cost-effective way to get from Reading to Shiplake College is to drive, which costs £1 - £2 and takes 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Shiplake College is to taxi which costs £14 - £18 and takes 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lower Caversham, Washington Road and arriving at Shiplake, The Plowden Arms. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Reading to Shiplake College. However, there are services departing from Reading and arriving at Wargrave via Twyford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 55 min.

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The distance between Reading and Shiplake College is 4 miles. The road distance is 5.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Shiplake College without a car is to line 800 bus which takes 25 min and costs £3 - £6.

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The line 800 bus from Lower Caversham, Washington Road to Shiplake, The Plowden Arms takes 16 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Reading to Shiplake College bus services, operated by Arriva UK, depart from Lower Caversham, Washington Road station.

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Reading to Shiplake College train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Reading station.

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The best way to get from Reading to Shiplake College is to line 800 bus which takes 25 min and costs £3 - £6. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £5 - £11 and takes 55 min.

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  • Distance: 4.4 miles
  • Duration: 25 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and Shiplake College, England?

Arriva UK operates a bus from Lower Caversham, Washington Road to Shiplake, The Plowden Arms every 2 hours. Tickets cost £3 - £6 and the journey takes 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Reading to Shiplake College via Twyford and Wargrave in around 55 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Twyford
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £5
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
£4 - £5
Anytime Day 1st Class
£6 - £9
Train from Twyford to Wargrave
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
£3 - £4
Anytime Day 1st Class
£5 - £7
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Reading to Twyford
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£2 - £3
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£2 - £4
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Twyford to Wargrave
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£1 - £12
Off-Peak Single
£1
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£3 - £6
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Other operators
Taxi from Reading to Shiplake College
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Taxi in Reading
Phone
+44 118 207 3007
Website
taxiinreadinguk.co.uk
Sky Taxis
Phone
+44 118 934 3536
Website
skyairporttaxis.com
Reading Taxis
Phone
+44 118 956 1010
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk

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Reading to Shiplake College bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Shiplake, The Plowden Arms station.

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Reading to Shiplake College train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Wargrave station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Shiplake College is 5 miles. It takes approximately 9 min to drive from Reading to Shiplake College.

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